Watchman Expands Beyond Remote Mac Monitoring with Windows Beta

12:47 PM, May. 1st, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Mac IT managers and consultants tasked with monitoring large groups of Mac computers are about to see their jobs get just a little easier now that Watchman Monitoring is adding remote Windows PC support to their service. Watchman Monitoring offers remote status monitoring for OS X-based Macs as well as Linus PCs, but until now hasn't offered any support for Windows PC.

Terminal: Exporting Text from Commands

8:25 AM, May. 1st, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Melissa Holt’s love of all things Terminal is no secret, and in this Quick Tip, she’s going to prove her love once more. She’ll cover how to export data from the commands you run in a much simpler way than using pipes or other fancy stuff, so if you need to, you can save pages and pages of output into a text file for easy perusal.

Numbers: Fitting Your Content to a Printed Page

8:25 AM, Apr. 23rd, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

With both the old and the new versions of Numbers, you can easily configure your spreadsheet so that the columns fit to a single page—without having to jump through a ton of hoops (or change your headers!) to do so. In this Quick Tip, we’re going to go over how to do that in both versions of Apple’s spreadsheet software, so no matter which one you use, this article’s for you.

iPhoto: Prevent the Program from Automatically Opening

8:30 AM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to cover how to stop iPhoto from opening every time you plug in your iOS device. Hey, sometimes you want to import images and sometimes you don’t, but dagnabbit, you should be able to control what your applications do. We think so, anyway.

Hider 2 Hits the Mac App Store

11:56 AM, Apr. 2nd, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

MacPaw showed off Hider 2 for the Mac at Macworld/iWorld 2014 last week, and impressed The Mac Observer enough to win an Editors' Choice Award. Now it's available for download at Apple's Mac App Store.

4 Mac Pranks for April Fools’ Day! (Part 2)

8:45 AM, Apr. 1st, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

In honor of April Fools’ Day, Melissa Holt has written her second article about fun pranks you can play. C’mon, everybody—this is the one time of the year that we can all get away with being complete annoying idiots, so we should take as much advantage of that as possible! 

Spotlight on the Mac: Searching the Current Folder by Default

8:35 AM, Mar. 24th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

If you'd rather look through the current folder when using Spotlight's search field in Finder windows instead of searching every drive connected to your Mac, you aren't alone. Lucky for you, Michael Johnston knows how to tell Spotlight to do just that, and he's ready to show you how, too.